Trincomalee has long been renowned for being one of the finest deep-water natural harbours found anywhere in the world! During the early day of the Anuradhapura period, the site was visited by a number of famous people including Ptolemy and Marco Polo! Off the coast, the water is calm, deep and teeming with life. All this makes Trincomalee one of the best places in Sri Lanka to go scuba diving in Sri Lanka – and don’t worry if you’re a beginner, learning to dive is half the fun!
there are several diving schools to choose from in Trincomalee, though most are only open from April to October – the optimal time to go diving here in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Uppuveli Beach is often considered to be the best location to go scuba-diving in Trincomalee, and you won’t have a difficult time finding an instructor here.
Diving courses are all about ensuring you grasp the basics of staying safe underwater while also having the best possible experience you can have. For beginners, dive courses will go over basics like safety protocols, how to communicate with your fellow divers underwater as well as how to act around the marine life you’ll be encountering during the dive. It is also worth noting that each dive location comes with its own set of challenges. Therefore, even If you have prior experience with scuba-diving, it’s best to sign up for a course and learn how to make the best out of Trincomalee’s waters.